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by kunkmiester
Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Some sci-fi questions
Replies: 35
Views: 11474

Some sci-fi questions

Polywells look like they're much easier to "hand-wave" than other fusion systems, and I was looking to integrate them into my universe for what it's worth. There's a few questions that I've yet to find clear answers for though. First, what's the actual size? I understand a gigawatt reactor...
by kunkmiester
Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell, ITER and the Helium Supply
Replies: 31
Views: 28346

What about hydrogen? Granted you'd need a "no smoking" sign in the cryo plant, but you can get it down to 20 K, and neon can get closer to the helium temps. Hydrogen should be enough for most superconductors. Think outside the box guys, is there an alternative coolant that could be cycled ...

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